So now that we’re 3 weeks into 2015, I figure it’s time to share my favourite books from last year. I didn’t get to read as much as I would have liked… But that happens when you add a baby to the family! Every year I set out to read a certain number of books (or specific books) and share them with you here. And every year I kind of, um, fail at reading and following up with you on those books. So this year I’m just going to share with you my favourites from last year.

Favourite Reads 2014(Note: Affiliate links are included in this post. If you choose to purchase a book through these links, I receive a small commission.)

The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37 3/4 (Adrian Plass) I tend to not enjoy a lot of fiction, but I liked this one. It’s a satirical look at the Christian life. Plass gives a great perspective on life in the church.

Forgotten God (Francis Chan) This book was a challenge to stop trying to do everything ourselves and look to the “Forgotten God” (the Holy Spirit) for help. It challenged me to look to the Holy Spirit, a part of the Trinity that is often just that—forgotten.

The 5 Love Languages (Gary Chapman) I’ve heard of the love languages before, but had never read much about them. This book challenged the way Leon and I relate to and show love to each other. It’s also made me think about how I show love to my children.

Favourite Reads

French Children Don’t Throw Food (Pamela Druckerman) I discovered last year that I really like ‘memoir’ style books. This one was no different, even though it was a book I happened to find at the library. The author describes her experiences as an American (married to a British man) raising children in France. I appreciated the stories as well as the bits of parenting advice throughout.

How to Raise an Amazing Child (Tim Seldin) I enjoyed this one because it’s from an educational perspective (I was a teacher in a past life). This book is a good introduction to the ways of the Montessori classroom, and I have been able to implement some of the principles in the book in our home. I like this approach for early childhood education.

Praying for Boys (Brooke McGlothlin) If you’re looking for a different way to pray for your boys, this is a good resource. I enjoyed praying through all the points the author uses in the book.

What are your favourite books of late?